FCO lifts Cairo travel advisory


The North African country has experienced years of unrest and violence, and many governments have been counselling travellers against visiting Cairo this year. However, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has recently changed its stance on travel to Cairo. A statement on the FCO website said it was no longer advising against all but essential travel to the Cairo Governate, which includes the pyramids at Giza, and Greater Cairo.
The lifting of the advisory comes two weeks after the FCO partially relaxed its stance on travel to the country in a move welcomed by specialist operators.
The popular Red Sea resorts have remained outside the travel advisory throughout the period of unrest.